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Monday 20 May 2019

Conor McGregor tells us three things you may not have known about him

The Notorious Conor McGregor
The Notorious Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor reveals to some things which his biggest fans may not be aware of.


I was big into football as a kid, but more as a player than a watcher.  I suppose if you pushed me I would say Manchester United, but that’s only because it gets passed down from generation to generation.  I think just about everyone in Ireland is either a Liverpool or United fan.  But some people go a little weird, referring to the team they support as “we”.  To me that’s a little crazy.  I admire their athleticism and their dedication.  Ronaldo is a phenomenal athlete.  His speed, his takeoff from a standing start and his ability to operate at high speeds are impressive

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I take inspiration from people who are chasing the dream, who are undaunted, who defy the odds.  Muhammad Ali of course was a big influence.  I watched so many films and documentaries about his incredible deeds, his remarkable life.  From a martial arts perspective, it would be Bruce Lee. Chuck Liddell was the MMA figure who convinced me that the UFC was where I wanted to be.

Croke Park Exhibition - poster for the July 19th 1972 meeting of Muhammad Ali and Al Blue Lewis,


To fight at Croke Park as world champion:  I went there as a kid with my school when the place was packed and I was blown away.  I understand all the history, all the culture, it is a phenomenal area.  I know that Muhammad Ali is the only fighter who put on a show there.  It is my dream to bring my sport to the Irish people and to follow in Ali’s footsteps. That would be unbelievable.

Croke Park Exhibition - poster for the July 19th 1972 meeting of Muhammad Ali and Al Blue Lewis,

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